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The Peace of Wild Things

The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Fairy Tale' chosen by Roy Fears

I have chosen this fairy tale as it really speaks to us all during our teenage years. We invest so much time, money, effort and feelings on ‘fitting in’ and ‘finding our tribe’. I wonder…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Poem' chosen by Roy Fears

This is my favourite poem of all time! I think we can all see ourselves as the ‘voice’ of the poem and maybe even the people who call. For me it represents the feelings of…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Myth' chosen by Roy Fears

As we grow up and develop our own tastes, opinions, friendship groups, style and even politics it is natural to want to see ourselves the separate from our parents. This is perfectly natural and necessary…

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#Raise The Volume: The Journey chosen by Kim Lockyer

 Here is a beautiful and powerful poem I think captures the teenagers struggle to separate from troubled parents and find our own path. The Journey by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you…

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#Raise The Volume: Where Will I Find Stillness?

Shared with by Sinead, aged 10. An incredibly insightful piece of work that goes beyond the written word and delves deep into the inner world. Thank you to Sinead and her family for allowing us…

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#Raise The Volume: You Don't Know

How it feels like to be me. Written by Millie aged 14  

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The Women and the Starfish

Sometimes the possibility of creating change with individuals or communities can feel an impossible task. In those moments of feeling powerless – we have drawn on this story of hope, of helping one “starfish” at…

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